Maldives: Employment in agriculture

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Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 10.53
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 14.55
 Min - Max 7.97 - 21.76
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the Maldives from 1991 to 2021. The average value for the Maldives during that period was 14.55 percent with a minimum of 7.97 percent in 2014 and a maximum of 21.76 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 10.53 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 178 countries is 22.86 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Maldives - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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Maldives - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2021

Definition: Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement. The agriculture sector consists of activities in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, in accordance with division 1 (ISIC 2) or categories A-B (ISIC 3) or category A (ISIC 4).

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 2.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 19.67 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 10.53 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 4.92 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.30 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 59 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 92.9 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,972 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 13.0 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,324 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 93.9 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 110.1 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 100.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, 8.2 2021 sq. km
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